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donnell's campaign for the governorship in virginia, and the way he has governed since he has been there. virginia governor bob mcdonnell, after tim pawlenty, now being christened the new voice of the republican moderate. when he was endorsed last year, noted, quote, moderate temperament. mr. mcdonnell was hand-picked by the republican party to give the republican response to president obama's state of the union address earlier this year, after he had been in office precisely 11 days. mr. mcdonnell was praised as the new face of the republican party. move over, tim pawlenty, there is a new republican moderate seeming guy in town. a new republican moderate seeming guy that declared the month of april will be confederate history month in the commonwealth of virginia. governor mcdonnell releasing a proclamation to that effect saying, quote, april is the month in which the people of virginia joined the confederate states of america in a four-year war between the states for independence. oh, that's what we're calling it now, a four-year war between the states for independence. sounds awesome. is that a
. an african-american defending the confederacy. >> it is a great thing that the governor of virginia did when he declared it because now we have the opportunity to tell the southern side which is never told. >> you will hear why he stands behind the controversial confederate history month. >>> terrifying moments at a shopping mall in oklahoma. gunfire erupts inside and shoppers have to run for cover. [ male announcer ] when we built our first hybrid, youtube didn't exist. and facebook was still run out of a dorm room. when we built our first hybrid, more people had landlines than cell phones, and gas was $1.75 a gallon. and now, while other luxury carmakers are building their first hybrids, lexus hybrids have traveled 5.5 billion miles. and that's quite a head start. ♪ when we turn lobster into irresistible creations. like new wood-grilled lobster and parmesan scampi... our signature lobster lover's dream... and eleven more choices. endg soon at red lobster. >>> accused controversy arising out of virginia after a war that ended 145 years ago. governor bob mcdonnell declared april federal co
mine-south in raleigh county, west virginia, extending condolences to their families and recognizing the valiant efforts of the emergency response workers at the mine disaster. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from california, mr. miller, and the gentlewoman from washington, mrs. mcmorris rodgers, will each control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from california. mr. miller: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and insert extraneous material in house resolution 1236 into the record. without objection, i recognize the gentleman from west virginia, mr. rahall, for seven minutes. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from west virginia is recognized for seven minutes. mr. rahall: thank you, mr. speaker, and thank you, mr. chairman, george miller. last week on monday, april 5, an explosion tore through the upper big branch mine in raleigh county, west virginia, taking the lives of 29 good hardworking men. it was the repeat of a recurring nightm
luck. >>> and now with more on the continuing follies of virginia governor bob mcdonnell who is sponsoring an essay contest. ladies and gentlemen, here is rachel maddow. >> thank you very much for that. and thanks to you at home for staying us this hour. elizabeth warren is here for the interview tonight. we're very much looking forward to that. >>> we begin with the eroding ground. he is bob mcdonnell, the famously and recently elected governor of virginia. republicans thought enough of his national prospects and thought enough of his image as a revitalizing force for their party that they invited governor mcdonnell to address the nation in response to president obama's state of the union address in february. mr. mcdonnell gave that speech 11 whole days after he was inaugurated. when the republican party decided to declare itself back and better than ever in a slickly produced self-c self-congratulatory web ad, bob mcdonnell was chosen to deliver the first sound bite in that ad. >> here in virginia, we live in the birthplace of american freedom and democracy. and this year,
charges. >>> police in manassas, virginia, are trying to identify a body found in a pond last night. the man was found in the water between georgiaen county around 10:30, as well. he was found two hours after police first got the call. manassas city police tell 9 news it is possible the body is a man who's been missing in the area since wednesday. >>> police in montgomery county think two people may be involved in the murder of brian betts. the shea middle school principal was found dead inside of his silver spring home. a witness reports seeing a car leave the alley behind brian betts ' home. someone else may have taken his suv. it was found a day later. so far it hasn't given investigators anything to go on. police are desperate for a witness that may come forward and give them a big clue. >> if anyone saw anything suspicious that night and haven't spoken to detectives we need to hear from him. we want input on this case. >> reporter: a private service was held for brian betts in manassas, virginia yesterday. there will be a public memorial may 1st in north bethesda. >>> 11 suspec
ceremonies will be held across virginia today on the third anniversary of the virginia tech massacre. on april 16, 2007, a student opened fire on the blacksburg campus killing 32 people before turning the gun on himself. today at 9:30 a.m., governor bob mcdonald will lead a ceremony at the capitol. as part of the ceremony, the bell tower will ring 32 times in remembrance and honor of the victims. virginia tech has canceled all classes today. >>> on the same day as this anniversary, three virginia congressmen are urging their colleagues to sue closing the gun show loophole. the three are pushing the bill that would require private sellers to perform background check for buyers at gun shows. the families of the victims of the virginia tech tragedy are sue you porting the bill. >>> the pentagon is changing its policy on how privately owned guns can be handled at military installations in wake of year's deadly shooting at ft. hood. robert gates is ordering a new policy to cover all branches of the military. he wants an interim plan in place by june with a permanent policy implemented nex
will be said tomorrow for miners and their families in west virginia. searchers found the bodies of four missing miners overnight. a total of 29 people were killed at the upper big branch mine, making it the worst u.s. mining disaster in 40 years. the bishop of the diocese of wheeling and charleston will devote tomorrow's homily to the sanctity of life as it relates to the mining industry. president obama has sent condolences to the family and promises a thorough investigation. federal investigators will be in the area on monday. >>> standardized test scores a little too high at some schools in georgia. >> it's sort of like having a blizzard in ft. lauderdale in the middle of july. you know, in theory it could happen. it's just so incredibly unlikely you that really need a substantial explanation. >> there are allegations of cheating, not by students but by school officials. >>> and are they honoring their southern heritage or just replaying one of the ugliest times in american history? civil war re-enactors joining us to talk about the uproar over confederate history month. >>> plus, no
at the washington monument without their guns but at a national park in virginia participants had their guns locked and loaded. here's peggy fox with more. >> i'm sure a lot of our words today will be twisted and slanted. >> reporter: right at the start a speaker barbed the media even though there was more media than gun rights advocates who were making history to legally carrying guns in a national park. >> people exercising their second amendment right because if we don't, it will be taken woman. >> reporter: they rallied at graphically point next to national airport and across from the nation's capital little gun laws are far more strict than in virginia. even though it's legal to carry a fully loaded weapon, the organizers agreed to have the people stab their guns to their back unloaded. but the handguns were loaded. it's a sight that angered protesters. >> to do this on the anniversary of the oklahoma city bombings is disgraceful. >> the idea that they want to intimidate us. this is a man who encouraged people through bricks of windows. >> reporter: she's referring to mike vander bo who advoc
. >>> virginia lawmakers approvalled a gun safety bill. it will require virginia's education department to create a new gun safety program for elementary schools, and that program must use guidelines from the national rifle association. specifically material involving an nra gun safety mascot called eddie eagle. it will still be up to local school boards to decide whether too offer the gun safety program in their school. >>> montgomery county is in worse financial shape than originally thought. yesterday county executive ike leggett presented budget proposals to make up for money loss as a result in a drop of county revenue and less state funding. it includes doubling the energy tax, raising cell phone tax by 50%, reducing earned income tax credit by 33% and reducing pension payments made to county employees. >>> in the news now, 11 suspected pirates could appear in court as early as today. they are accused of firing on two u.s. navy vessels in two incidents off the coast of africa. the suspects were flown to the u.s. on thursday. >>> the search continues for 11 workers missing from the gulf of m
are traveling southern west virginia to roanoke and you will see some of that action. you can see it across kentucky, ohio and in to tennessee. a couple of sprinkles overnight. we are saying good-bye to it as it is across southern maryland. switch over to doppler hd. you will see across st. mary's county and dahlgren, a couple of sprinkles and central in to southern calvert county near lusby, prince frederick heading to cambridge and south and east and that's the last of it this morning. a little on the cool side, a light wrap as we call it of 40s and 50s but we have spots in the shenandoah valley out west in the 40s. going to 70 later. it is 5:00 straight up. angie has a look at the friday commute. >> tgif. man, feels great to say that. let's begin with a look at 95. we take it live outside. nice drive dumfries to the micking bowl. as you move to the realtime graphics, route 4, route 5, 301 is all incident and accident free. a check on the outer loop in maryland shows things are moving 95 and 270 both ways. inner loop is okay. 95 and bw parkway. all the construction earlier has cleared out
apprentice." >>> men were taken to a federal courthouse in norfolk, virginia, yesterday. the u.s. flew the suspected somali pirates from east africa where they were held on american ships. if convicted, they face a mandatory life sentence. >>> the boy scouts of america must pay more than $18 million to a s abuse victim. jurors in portland, oregon, ordered the boy scouts to pay jerry lewis $18 million in punitive damages. the abuse happened back in the 1980s. >> i don't have closure yet. i have a long road ahead of me, still. but a huge jumping point, a huge start for me. >> last week a juror found them negligent. they noted the scouts never apologized to lewis. >>> crossing guards could be next on the chopping block in fed rick county, maryland. the sheriff's office considering eliminating the jobs at a dozen schools because of the budget. parents are not the only ones concerned about the proposal. >> reporter: how important are the crossing guards to you? >> very important. >> reporter: every afternoon when the elementary school here gets out hundreds of kids rush a across the busy in
on those subjects. >>> virginia's republican governor thinks he was widely insensitive for him to honor the confederate forces without noting that slavery was wrong. the head of the republican governor's association, haley barbour from mississippi says african-american outrage doesn't amount to diddley. >>> plus, al gore. yeah. should he be on president obama's short list for the supreme court? i think so. that's coming up in the "playbook." >>> this is the story that has me fired up tonight. it's the story about whether you really care about people or not. the republican party is filled with fiscally conservative frauds. the senate is back from their two-week-long vacation, spring break. the first order of business is a $9 billion extension of unemployment benefits. that really has effected over 200,000 americans who saw their benefits cut. senators have been, let's see, flying around the globe and eating in the best restaurants while the unemployed americans have had basically been shut out in the cold on this deal. at this hour the senate is trying to end the debate and give these fo
of new hampshire avenue. northern virginia, a quiet start so far, a you make the trip north of out of fredericksburg to dale city, all travel lanes reported open. >>> a new video shows the brutal beating of a university of maryland student at the hands of police officers. it happened as crowds celebrated a big win for the basketball team last month. now police have suspended one officer and are trying to identify a second to punish. news4's jacky benson has the story. >> we know he's singing a fight song. we know from the other video, he didn't say a word to the officers, they don't give him any orders. and you can see what they do. >> reporter: attorney christopher griffith said these images show what happened to his client, 22-year-old jonathan mckenna. said the injuries required head staples. and prince george's county police the night of march 3rd, when students filled into the downtown college park. both students were charged with assaulting mounted police officers. documents charge that the men struck the officers and the horses, the and that both men were kicked by the horse
pennsylvania, virginia, delaware. people drive hundreds of miles just to come to strowski's on good friday. >> i remember covering the story and people coming down from new york state. people travel a long way. >> you have to look at it this way. strowski's is to polish sausage as corn beef is to -- i could go for a polish sausage. >> reporter: i like the spicey one. >> with mustard on that. >> reporter: yes. >> on a toasted bun. >> reporter: that will clear the sinuses. >> it will clear the room too. >> another easter tradition is the butter in the lamb form. they force the but her in a mold. >> reporter: that's right. we'll be here a little later. and the folks will be lining up here to do their good friday tradition. it's a great piece of baltimore. it really is. have a good friday. and happy easter everybody. we'll see you in fells point in front jimmy's restaurant monday morning. and we have pirates joining us. >> i think there could be a soup of the day at jimmy's. want at the say happy easter to all the people at jimmy's. >> reporter: what is normally tear pen country, mountaineers
." i want to get right to this newest attempt to rescue four missing miners in west virginia, because i hate to say it hit another snag. officials say rescuers encountered dangerous levels of gases underground so had to turn back. they delayed their search three days thus far so crews could drill holes to ventilate the toxic gases. the director of homeland security says it will be at least five hours before workers can try to return to the mine. the rescuers are hoping to find the four men and retrieve the bodies, too, of 18 other miners known to have died in that blast. earlier, here's the thing, a woman who lost -- think about this. her son, her brother and nephew in the explosions spoke to john roberts on our sister network, cnn. and says her son left letters for his girlfriend one day before the accident that seemed to have foreshadowed his death. >> if anything happens to me, i'll be looking down from heaven at you all. i love you, take care of my baby. tell her that daddy loves her. she's beautiful, she's funny. and just take care of my baby girl. and said jennifer, i love you. >>
virginia mining town. crews discover the bodies of four missing workers, ending a desperate nearly week-long search for survivors. and deadliest u.s. mining disaster in decades. >> lot of times you don't think about it. we're part of one big family pretty much. >> first to the tragic plane crash, polish president lech kaczynski and his wife both dead as well as many of the country's top military and civilian leaders. officials have recovered the president's body and the plane's black box. and as you can see, much of that plane destroyed in the crash. no one on board survived, in all 97 people dead according to officials. it's a staggering blow to the polish government. the other victims, include poland's army chief of staff, the national bank president, deputy foreign minister, army chaplain, head of the national security office, deputy parliament speaker, civil rights commissioner and at least two presidential aides and three lawmakers. their plane went down in western russia near the city of smololensk, the pilot was trying to land in thick fog and 26-year-old soviet airplane. today p
rescuers and crews in west virginia are venting deadly gases to rescue operations are get under way for the four minors still missing from the worst u.s. mining disaster in a quarter century. 25 miners died in monday's explosion. massey energy has a wide history of safety violations. for more on this story we turn to msnbc's norah o'donnell live with the story. norah? >> reporter: good morning. today is the day we may learn the fate of those four missing miners. the governor of this state said yesterday that we may know between 12:00 and 2:00 today whether those four bore holes they are drilling more than 1,000 feet in the ground to try to ventilate some of that methane gas and carbon monoxide out, whether that's been successful. it will take the rescue teams, once they determine it's safe, four to five hours to reach an area 20 feet wide and barely tall enough to stand in, that's where they believe with 90% certainty these four miners are trapped. they are hopeful, of course, for a miracle, hoping they are alive. as the governor said yesterday, the odds are long. we heard yesterday
.c., in virginia, charges might have to be filed there. an airport spokeswoman says the case was referred to the lodan county attorney's office in virginia. coming up, we'll talk about the adoption agency and how it's reacting coming up. >> so interesting in that case. thank you so much, richard. talk to you soon. >> sure. >>> a prom dress made entirely of gum wrappers. >> she bought a ton of gum and gave it to friends and would collect the wrappers back. >> why she decided to make this bubbly gown, new in 20 minutes. >>> good news this morning if you're having a hard time finding a job right now, a bill extending jobless benefits cleared a hurdle in the senate but' not a done deal just yet. money expert jennifer westhoven is here with more on that. >> thank you, natasha. it's not done so i can't tell you, yes, you'll get the checks if you're counting on them and a lot of people have written to n to say what's going on with this, jen, because i really need them. this is what some people are saying. there is a greater possibility it is going to happen. senate democrats got enough votes to
. >>> families of the men who died in an explosion at a west virginia coal mine are saying goodbye to them. four funerals were held on friday. more are being held this weekend. still more in the coming week. altogether, 29 men died in the blast at the upper big branch mine last monday. initially, the community held out hope that four missing men were still alive somewhere in the mine. but those hopes ended friday night when rescuers found the bodies of the men. >> what i saw up until the absolute very end was a very heavy-heart community that was holding on to a very fragile thread of hope. and when that hope snapped with one sentence from the mine officials, it was the most painful, excruciating thing you could possibly see. >> so devastating for that community. the explosion was the worst mine disaster in the u.s. since the 1970s. >>> tomorrow is day one of a two-day nuclear summit president obama is hosting in the nation's capitol. he will try to convince the 47 countries participating to secure their nuclear material within four years. the u.s. and russia have more than 20,000 nuclear weapon
their semifinal games blue devils are favored in west virginia. and the mount -- against the mountaineers in west virginia. the mountaineers are in the final four for the first time in 51 years. don't miss the game tonight. see the butler bulldogs against the spar tans. it all kicks off at 6:00 p.m. on wjz-13. >> well, i pick west virginia. >> well, they're close enough and we saw weijia jiang went to west virginia and she's from the area and you can root for the team that's closest without routeing for the acc if routeing for duke pains you. >> and west virginia hasn't been in it for so long. >> and at least make the loss for morgan more tolerable. >> right. that's how i look at it. >> well, yeah. >> 6:00, maybe you've done all you want to do outside and if not, the weather will be phenomenal and a lot of people around the inner harbor and the espn zone, they're all watching it and march madness will be in full swing there. it will be a nice weekend and get outside and enjoy it for a minute. 48 degrees now and we're going to be going up to 30 degrees from where we are now. and the forecast high,
maryland and virginia residents who drive in. this is hitting d.c. residents. this goes too far. >> drivers we spoke with agreed. >> i think there's other ways to fill the budget. we always feel like they pick on the -- they jump the gun on the meters and things like that. >> parking is the most problematic. often lease no parking. a two-hour zone is a problem. you really shouldn't run a light so that's not as big a deal. the parking fines, i would be most worried about that. >> now, at this point, the proposal is just that, a proposal. the budget has not been approved. the council would have to do that for any of these increases to take effect. i'm tracee wilkins. barb, back to you. >> thank you. >>> president obama's nuclear security summit is over making it much easier to get around downtown washington. most streets around the convention center were closed for two days, but they reopened last night. the mount vern is defense center metro station opened back up this morning. parking restrictions in the are still in effect till noon today. >>> police in the district are still investigating
. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from west virginia is recognized for three minutes. mr. mollohan: mr. speaker, mr. chairman, i thank the gentleman from california for yielding. and i thank him also for his leadership on mine safety and workplace safety. mr. speaker, i would also like to thank the sponsor of this resolution, my colleague from west virginia's third congressional district, nick rahall. coal miners and the coal industry have no greater champion than the chairman of the natural resources committee, chairman rahall. mr. speaker, tragedy has visited west virginia's coal mines again. if a -- as a visitor, our state knows all too well the names of the communities changed with each visit and the years as well. monanga in 1907, farmington in 1968, sago in 2006 and now raleigh county, april, 2010. the names change, mr. speaker, but the grief and the sorrow, they stay exactly the same. the mother who lost her son last week is united with the sister who lost her brother in 1968 and the daughter who lost her father in 1907. mr. speaker, shy of two million people live in my state, m
virginia. that is coming your way so you'll be getting the rain showers during the overnight hours tonight and we'll probably start out with a fairly wet stretch first thing tomorrow and then i think we'll end up with fairly quite a number of dry hours tomorrow mid to late morning to midafternoon tomorrow before the daytime heating starts to do its thing and that'll cook up the showers with a risk of thunderstorm or two tomorrow as well. the main area of low pressure that's causing this whole mess is still sitting across northern missouri. it's a very slow mover, as it inches its way across the northern parts of the ohio valley. the warm front's going to come through here overnight tonight with that batch of rain. you'll notice the change tomorrow. today we stayed in the low to mid 60s in the clouds tomorrow. we'll break out that sunshine from time to time. we'll have temperatures tomorrow well up into the mid 70s and the reason for the thorpes because all of that extra instability that's coming in. big risk of severe weather late tonight, way down to our south, but for tomorrow that sligh
in west virginia. >> i refuse to accept any number of miner deaths as a cost of doing business. we can eliminate chance completely from mining as we can from life itself, but if a tragedy can be prevented, it must be prevented. >> mr. obama said the government will act quickly to get inspectors to get into mines. the coal mine disaster in west virginia is still under investigation. >>> a pioneer in the civil rights movement has died. benjamin hooks, the former executive director of the naacp is credited with bringing new life to the organization. you see him there receiving a congressional gold medal two years ago. he was the first african american to sit on the board of the federal communications commission. reverend hook died this morning in nashville, tennessee. he was 85. >>> 9news now is sponsored by your local toyota dealer. why not save on car insurance? [ coin drops ] [ high-pitched voice ] thanks. [ normal voice ] you're welcome. get a free quote at progressive.com. >>> all right, you still have time to push the clock and get your taxes filed. you can file an extension. that'
. we appreciate it. >>> a wildcat related to the lion is on the loose in northern virginia. it is a 20-pound cat that escape order route 15 wednesday. it was last seen along gleedsville road in loudoun county. it is a medium sized african wildcat that's similar to a cheetah. it is spotted and -- it is spotted. it is wearing a harness, actually. this animal was hand raised and not considered to be a threat to residents. people are urged not to approach it because it is easily scared and will likely run away. anyone that see it is animal is asked to call animal control. >> wow. >>> it is a beautiful day out there. i can't imagine anyone wants to be caged up right now. >> like we are. >> yeah. >> we can just do the news from the picnic table out there. i was out there a few minutes ago. i leftim vance out there. he was reading his book. >> working hard. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. he has a couple more minutes. this weekend, delightful weather across the area. what are those folks doing? i need glasses. what are they doing? running around? biking? kicking around the soccer ball. this will be a te
meltdown and the mine disaster in west virginia. the same root cause, a broken regulatory system says arianna huffington. she connects the dots. >>> martha stewart fixes a wardrobe malfunction for a major league baseball player? >>> al gore outstalks the producer. >> what's your reaction to the fact -- what's your reaction to the fact that -- >> i'm not doing an interview right now. >> and sarah palin's inconvenient taxable income. how much has she made since she walked out as governor of alaska? >> we're retreating in another direction. >> the direction of $12 million. how is that selly outy thing working for you? that woman is an idiot. all the news and commentary now on "countdown." >> you are naive if you don't see a full-court press -- >>> good evening from new york. in dozens of nations around the world, there is enough nuclear material the professionals estimate to construct more than 120,000 nuclear weapons. al qaeda only needs enough to make one. in our fourth -- fifth story tonight, president obama today concluded the biggest summit of world leaders, convened by an american
to bowling for bobs which is sunday afternoon in chantilly, virginia. she is currently fighting the disease which reappeared decades after the original diagnosis. for more information on bowling for bobs and to link to the signup page for the race for the cure, log on to wusa9.com and click on the buddy check tab at the top of the home page. and we wish artists and her husband abe the best. >>> the nationals might have a winning record by the end of the weekend. plus, the guy that talked smack about the caps goalie backed it up last night at the have been -- verizon center. >>> and here's a look at who's celebrating a [ crowd cheering ] male announcer ] competition... it pushes us to work harder. to be better. to win. but sometimes even rivals realize they share a common goal. america's beverage companies have removed full-calorie soft drinks from schools, reducing beverage calories by 88%. together with schools, we're helping kids make more balanced choices every day. ♪ >>> good morning. i'm brett haber with the wakeup sports from verizon center this morning. if your hockey team puts 47
your statute mirror the statute that is in existence in state of virginia? state of virginia has gone its own way and they have their own statute saying that virginia can't compel it. is your statute in florida going to look at the virginia statute? >> it will. it will -- not identical, but the general theme that floridians have the right to not participate in some government mandated program. they have the right to decide for themselves what healthcare plan is best for them an their families. so the intent is identical. >> greta: state senator, thank you, sir. we'll be watching this as well. thank you, sir. >> thank you. >> greta: next, did then senator obama have his fingers crossed during the campaign? and is there now a middle class tax hike coming? or is that just republican scare tactics? report is coming up. and what was donald trump's wife do to him if he pulled a tiger woods? you are about to learn that very answer to that very question, because we have video of donald and his wife together on "the view." this is must-see tv. do not go away. [ sneezes ] ♪ music plays ♪ [
loop, you want to stay to the right to avoid the work zone. as you travel 95 and 395 in virginia, everything wide open if you. 95 in maryland, we did have construction set up between 198 and 212 in both direction. here we are crossing the american legion bridge as you head into montgomery county, can you see everything is looking great. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. >>> the big story this morning, charges dropped against a teenaged driver and the big story we are covering and police make two more arrests in last month's drive-by shooting. the d.c. attorney general announced the evidence against the 14-year-old just did not add up. police first said he was behind the wheel of the vehicle on march 30th. shooting spree on south capital street left four people dead. families of victims say they are shocked at this most recent announcement. >> they don't want to face the truth here. the truth is that our system has failed the city and they should face the truth that they made a mistake. they made a terrible mistake. >> i'm really confused because it is so
with a light shower. >> blogging ok on 66 and 95 in virginia. 395 has a slowdown in the hov lane with a broken-down bus before seminary road. it's on the shoulder, but causing a slight distraction. let's look at the geico camera. there's a brief delay in the hov lane at seminary road. newschopper 7 in the next report. back to you. >> our top story this morning, new developments from the deadly mass shooting in southeast washington. prosecutors have dropped charges against a 14-year-old once thought to be behind the wheel during a drive-by. police have arrested two more people and the third is still on the run. kathy park has more details from police headquarters. >> district officials took an extraordinary step identifying 14-year-old malik carter, they don't normally reveal names of juvenile suspects. but, according to d.c. attorney general peter nickles, this had to be done to -- provide safety for the young man. >> there were circumstances at the time to arrest carter. but as the investigation progressed, there was significant development among the witnesses in terms of the interviews and
. but my guess is that the senator from virginia, the senator from connecticut might drop that in about five minutes. not that the senator from virginia is actually add -- advocating. he's trying to solve something else. that's something in about five minutes could be solved. so i do think that what senator warner has said is true. that is that the rhetoric around this, an issue that could be dealt with literally in about five minutes, is probably overheated. and the fact is that what we need to do is figure out a way to focus on this issue in an intelligent way. i think that as the senator from virginia mentioned, people on both extremes want to make sure that if a large institution in this company fails, it's just like the small institutions in this country. they go out of business. i think we're united on that. are there some flaws that exist? yes. did the bill get a little sideways at the end? yes. but do people understand the way we can deal with this in an intelligent, thoughtful way and fix that? yes. i wonder if the senator from virginia would wish to not maybe get into specific
. >>> families of the men who died in an explosion at a west virginia coal mine are saying good-bye. four funerals were held friday. more are held this weekend. still more in the coming weeks. 29 men died in the blast at the upper big mine branch last monday. the community held out hope the four missing men were still alive somewhere in that mine, but those hopes did end friday night when rescuers found the men's bodies. >> what i saw up until the absolute very end was a very heavy-hearted community holding on to a very fragile thread of hope. and when that hope snapped with one sentence from the mine officials, it was the most painful excruciating thing you could possibly see. >> the explosion was the worst mine disaster in the u.s. since the 1970s. >>> president obama has a very urgent message for 47 countries taking part in a two-day conference. make sure your nuclear material is secure. keep it out of hands of terrorists. he's hosting a two-day nuclear summit in washington tomorrow comes a couple days after the u.s. warned al qaeda is trying to get an atomic bomb. the u.s. and russia
. as we said in the rules committee last night, we saw luis gutierrez, and others join up with virginia foxx. we had concern on the floor raised by dan rohrabacher and doc hastings, and lincoln diaz-balart, mr. pierluisi, the former governor, and number of members of republican leadership joining in support of this, and the bottom line, mr. speaker, is that we should do exactly what mr. gutierrez argued both in the rules committee and here on the floor last night. now, i have stood in this well repeatedly saying that i could have done a better job. well, i had the privilege of serving as chairman of the house rules committee, i could have had more open rules. i could have had more free flowing debate. in fact i was criticized as this new majority was attempting to emerge to that majority status, and it was justified in some ways. we were promised, though, as i and others were being criticizeds -- criticized, mr. speaker, that we would have an entire new direction for america. there would be an open, free wheeling debate. well, there is no issue where it is more apparent we should have a
review of the explosion that killed 29 west virginia miners last week makes it clear there are safety problems throughout the coal industry. the president is ordering federal regulators to work closely with state officials to prevent another tragedy underground. >> this isn't just about a single mine. it's about all of our mines. the safety record at the massey upper big branch mine was trouble. and it's clear that while there are many responsible companies, far too many -- far too many mines aren't doing enough to protect their workers' safety. >> now, at the moment, the president is on his way to kennedy space center. he might not get a real warm welcome there. he'll brief nasa workers on his policy on space flight, which includes to much dismay of some people, his decision to cancel a return to the moon. the plan does include building a new space capsule for use at the international space station, and developing a new generation of rockets for future trips to mars. >> i know you're looking at this going, what is wrong with people? well, web fans think this guy is top dog. what does
of the mountains, a chilly morning there. in the upper 30s. mid-50s eastern shore and through southern virginia and across the carolinas. around the nation, we have this storm system that's taking shape here through the central plains, spreading some rain. all the way into the upper midwest from this system. this is drifting our way. looks like it's going to be in place for the weekend, i'm afraid. here's how we're looking for today. temperatures by 9:00 intoed mid-50s. perhaps into the near 60 degrees or so. then it does look like we'll have quite a bit of sunshine this afternoon. that was a little bit of a mistake there about the rain. pay no attention to that. it looks like a sunny day today. overnight tonight, increasing clouds. during the day tomorrow will be cloudy and cooler with highs just the low 60s. sunday into monday, it looks like we'll be in the upper 60s to mid-have but a chance of showers and maybe some thundershowers, both of those days. and a look into next week, we may get lingering rain as well on tuesday. drying out, warming up a bit midweek. how's the traffic, tom? >>> if
of the virginia tech massacre and the families of two students killed are pressing congress to close the so-called gun show loophole. in a full page ad in today's richmond times dispatch, they ask u.s. senators jim webb and mark warntory support a bill that would require private sellers to run background checks on buyers at gun shows. gun rights activists oppose the measure. >>> hundreds of gun rights activists rallied on both sides of the potomac today over your right to bear arms. one group packing heat gathered in arlington. their counterparts gathered on the national mall. bob barnard has the story. >> reporter: there were about as many journalists at the rally as gun rights activists. we had our cameras. >> this is the springfield 1911 45. >> reporter: they had their guns. >> pump shotgun. this is a primary home defense weapon. >> reporter: many were touting shotguns. others brought their rifles, pistols, even a few semiautomatic machine guns, all supposedly unloaded. >> i'm carrying a riverle today. you're to have it over your showld we are the barrel pointing down. >> reporter: they'
there. another pocket of rain ahead of that upper level low around areas like virginia in towards north carolina, too. the radar picture, most of the action off in the atlantic ocean. later today daytime heating. if you see any it will make things unstable so storms coming back into play. raleigh, rain showers around the state line with north carolina into virginia, and the rain itself near the beltway so we'll get some delays in the air when you get around d.c. because of the light pocket of rain moving through, also the poor visibility is definitely going to be out there, something we're watching. up to the north farther, things are okay, nice and sunny around boston. rain heads in later today, and it will be around new york so you get some delays out of that. weak impulse moving through the plains now. it is enough to generate light rain around eastern parts of nebraska and iowa, too. not a big deal. traveling by plane today world's busiest airport, check out atlanta, midtown covered up. the rain went through yesterday, the fog is up there. you'll see travel delays in atlanta for the
the river to virginia to what organizers called a restore the constitution rally. it was held in national parkland along the potomac in virginia so that those attending could bring their firearms. it was an honest crowd and many were quick to label those as the fringe element. whatever you call them, their disaffection was very real. >> a pump shotgun. the primary i guess you call it home defense weapon. because with a shotgun, you can neutralize a threat, although i hope i never have to do that. what people miss is that obama has outpushed bush in, you know, kind of the disdain for the constitution. i think he's carried on the negative policies of bush. we are still overseas, and the president said that he was going to bring our troops home. and that has not happened. >> hillary clinton announced at the beginning of the year that she was going to work with the u.n. on the small arms treaty. so assuming that passes, they're going to find some way to -- to logistically get around the constitution to take away the right to bear arms. >> have you always felt that way in terms of frustration
for political gain. the interview tonight is dnc chairman tim kaine of virginia on the democratic game plan for november's election. >>> the great state of oklahoma has decided it wants to compete with virginia and arizona for putting the biggest exclamation point on the rollback of its citizens' rights, and the legalize it crowd falls victim to republican voter registration fraud in california. dude. think they'll try to find a way to blame this on a.c.o.r.n. too? "the rachel maddow show" now with 100% more snack craving and uncontrollable giggling. it starts right now. >>> i have a snuggy. what about it? don't be a hater. i also have a hot pocket. good to go for my late night snack. hang on a second. so the united states senate was supposed to have this all night vote tonight. all day senate democrats threatening to hold votes around the clock all through the night to get wall street reform moving forward. for three days in a row now, republicans have been filibustering wall street reform. and it was all going to come to a head tonight. all night votes, a slumber party in the united state
's mining disaster in west virginia is enough being done to protect miners in this country? big question today in the tragic time. i'm going to ask a top official with the united mine workers of america. coming up next. [ female announcer ] does your hair color feel as healthy as it looks? it will with natural instincts. it's clinically proven. 80% of women agreed that natural instincts made their hair feel softer. the ammonia-free antioxidant formula actually protects hair from dryness, leaving it softer and healthier looking. for natural looking color in 10 minutes, get your hands on natural instincts. it's all good. for a rich color experience, try natural instincts 10 new rich color creme shades. >>> i'm milissa rehberger. 3 breaking news. a major magnitude 7.8 earthquake rock theed indonesian island of sumatra. the island's power is out. so far, though, no reports of major injury, damage or tsunami. >>> crews in west virginia have begun drilling operations to create ventilation holes down to intact sections of that damaged coal mine. four miners are kill missing after yesterday's ex
of winning the states they won last time, surprise states, north carolina, virginia, florida. they have a southern strategy. i was talking to dan rather this weekend. he thinks there's a southern strategy afoot in the republican party. they will begin their campaign for 2012 by locking up the solid south again on the right. >> first thing declare confederate heritage month. >> don't mention slavery when do you it. >> it's an effort to solidify the south as your beginning block to bring down obama. take away florida. take away north carolina. take away virginia. move north. >> that's been the republican strategy for a generation. it began with this group, by the way, that first met in 1969. the southern republican leadership conference. that's really where it began with a guy in mississippi named clark reed who is still there and very enthusiastic about the republicans chances this year. >> he's still there? >> very much so. >> a young party. they seem to be the heart of the republican party right now. you throw in ron paul and the libertarians, what a group. thank you for joining us. go
from virginia and my friend from connecticut had a press conference earlier today to talk about some of the issues that are being talked about rhetorically. and let's say that what is happening right now -- and it is unfortunate for the american people -- what is happening right now is that both sides of the aisle are trying to herd of goats with language -- up folks with language that does not do justice to this, very difficult, something very much needed in this country. there have been a lot of discussion about this funding mechanism, this $50 million -- this $50 billion bailout fund, if you will -- and those are somebody else's words by the way, not mine. let's just talk about this and i know the american people are probably tuning and in some cases and wonder how we are jumping into this without a lot of dialogue, but the fact is that we have a financial regulation bill that i hope will come before us and that will dills something called orderly liquidation, so that when a large institution fails, it actually fails. i think that is what the american people would like to see happ
. yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from west virginia rise? mrs. capito: to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlelady is recognized for one minute. mrs. capito: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today to extend my deepest sympathies to the 29 victims of the upper big branch mine explosion, their families, loved ones, and their community. last monday's tragedy occurred in montcoal, west virginia, and the worst mine disaster in over 40 years. it has been gut wrenching for our entire state. in the wake of this horrific tragedy, those citizens of west virginia, including our outstanding emergency and rescue workers, and our governor, pulled together to support the communities and families devastated by this explosion. as we grieve this loss of life, we must also honor the victims of the accident by taking the appropriate steps to ensure that this never happens again. never again in west virginia or in any other state can we let safety slip through the cracks. we will not let this happen again. now is the
. the outer loop in virginia is the worst on the beltway. there is a truck with a flat tire at telegraph road and the delays are extensive, at least a 40 minute ride. we will see if we compete for one of the cameras. it is clearing out at washington boulevard. it is difficult to see the traffic signal ahead for it in maryland, there is a clear camera at the american legion bridge. >>> let me put this into motion downtown across the city and you can't see much in the beginning from but you can see the washington monument and temperatures are in the low 50's right now. the fog advisory has been dropped. it still remains in effect until 9:00. we will have a late date isolated storms as a possibility. 72 degrees this afternoon. >>> tight budget could have a major impact on roads. transportation leaders said several projects may be canceled or delayed. that include the widening of rte. 7 in virginia and turning lanes on route 1. upgrades to columbia pike may be scrapped as well. we will be back with another update at 8:25. for continous news coverage, tune in to our sister station, newschannel8 >>
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